Cleveland Browns: Should the Browns Pursue Kevin Kolb?

Joe HunleyContributor IJanuary 31, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 02:  Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Dallas Cowboys on January 2, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Browns, approaching the NFL Draft, have many needs to fill.

Aside from picking up players via the draft, the Browns need to keep a close eye on free agency and possible trades for players with NFL experience.

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, in the eight regular season games he played in, has shown many qualities that would make many believe that Cleveland has found their quarterback.

Should the Browns seek to obtain a backup quarterback or one that could challenge McCoy as starter, such as Kevin Kolb?

Reports are stating that the Philadelphia Eagles may be willing to part with Kolb for a second-round draft pick. Kolb is the last year of his contract with the eagles and since he was drafted in 2007, his record is 11-14, 11 passing touchdowns, with 2,082 passing yards and 14 interceptions.

After starting for the Eagles this last season, he received a concussion in the season opener and was replaced by Michael Vick.

Kolb would play in a total of six games during the season, due to injuries to Vick and record 1,197 yards, seven touchdowns with a passer rating of 76.

Under contract for next year at $1.4 million, Kolb has stated his desire to be traded—he no longer wishes to be Vick's back-up.

With the Eagles wanting a late first round, or second round draft pick in exchange for Kolb, along with the possibility of Kolb never being satisfied with the possibility of being a back-up, should the Browns seek to acquire Kolb?